My Dog is the Tooth Fairy is the whimsical, hand-illustrated story about a young child's imaginative awakening to the seeming impossibility of the Tooth Fairy's job. She asks, "what would you do if you knew every night that millions of teeth have come out?" She wonders how one little Tooth Fairy could accomplish such an impossible task EVERY night? Even Santa and the Easter Bunny would seem to have an easy job by comparison. Is it possible, she asks, that there might even be a Tooth Fairy in every house, perhaps disguised as some common household creature? As she falls asleep, the young girl thinks she has finally figured it out...or is she just dreaming?
With its humorous rhyming story and illustrations, My Dog Is The Tooth Fairy shows how a child's magical thinking starts to transition to the world of reality. As a father and a pediatrician, Dr. Viele learned and advised that rhymes are important to development of language from infancy through the grade school years. One of the best predictors of how readily a child in kindergarten will learn to read is whether he/she knows his/her nursery rhymes. Beyond their role in learning language, reading and writing, rhymes help children develop listening and thinking skills. Like songs, poems create a mental picture that also expands the imagination. On top of all of this, rhyming picture books can be FUN, adding joy to the often challenging task of learning to read. So, get some silly rhyming books and add some learning AND fun to storytime.
My Dog is the Tooth Fairy can be enjoyed by children as young as 1, 2 or 3 and is perfect for ages 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and up.